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This book club promotes financial smarts

The consumer watchdog’s Money As You Grow book club aims to provide parents and teachers with a list of recommended books that can help children ages 4 to 10 understand financial concepts and issues. Nine books are on the initial list, with more to come.

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IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important and historic milestone" for the international financial system.

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Legal insurance can help get your kids out of a jam

In the past several years, companies like Arag, U.S. Legal Services and others have marketed legal insurance plans that are offered as part of employer-sponsored benefit plans or sold directly to consumers. Parents can purchase coverage for a range of legal matters ranging from traffic violations and apartment leases to more serious problems such as theft and personal injury claims.

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Regency Beauty Institute closes nationwide, including its KC location

Regency Beauty Institute is closing schools nationwide, including its location at U.S. 40 and Noland Road in Kansas City. The company posted a statement on its website that attributed the closing to a declining number of students, not having enough cash to run the business and “a negative characterization of for-profit education by regulators and politicians.”

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Ferrellgas CEO out after large financial loss

Overland Park-based Ferrellgas Partners L.P. said CEO Stephen L. Wambold stepped down as the company wrote down the value of its oil delivery business roughly a year after buying it. The action led to a $661.4 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter. Founder James Ferrell has become interim CEO.

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Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear?

For a costume shop in Tacoma, Wash., it is a seasonal opportunity to see where patrons stand on the political divide. Mary Johnson, owner of Northwest Costume on 6th Avenue, ordered dozens of masks featuring the presidential candidates – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Sales so far have been tepid, but customers reactions have been colorful.
Mantai Chow The News Tribune
Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear? 1:33

Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear?

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Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees

The story behind Andy Warhol's painting of Marion Bloch 4:26

The story behind Andy Warhol's painting of Marion Bloch

Kansas City marks the centennial of Ewing M. Kauffman's birth 2:02

Kansas City marks the centennial of Ewing M. Kauffman's birth